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113 Famous Quotes by Robert Burns
1/25/1759 - 7/21/1796
Also Known As:  
Rabbie Burns     Ploughman Poet     The Bard
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He wakes a portion with judicious care; And "Let us worship God!" he says, with solemn air.

Worship Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 12)

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The fear o' hell's the hangman's whip To laud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honor grip, Let that aye be your border.

Fear Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to a Young Friend

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We twa hae run about the braes, And pu'd the gowans fine.

Friends Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Auld Lang Syne

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Now simmer blinks on flowery braes, And o'er the crystal streamlet plays.

Summer Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Birks of Aberfeldy

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Oh, stay, sweet warbling woodlark, stay, Nor quit for me the trembling spray, A hapless lover courts thy lay, Thy soothing, fond complaining.

Larks Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to the Woodlark

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To make a happy fireside clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life.

Home Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to Dr. Blacklock

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That hour o' night's black arch the keystane.

Midnight Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter

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There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.

Uncertainty Quotes, by Robert Burns

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The great Creator to revereMust sure become the creature;But still the preaching cant forbear,And ev'n the rigid feature:Yet ne'er with wits profane to rangeBe complaisance extended;An atheist laugh's a poor exchangeFor deity offended. - Epistle to a Young Friend, An.

Literature Quotes, by Robert Burns

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There's some are fou o' love divine, There's some are fou' o' brandy.

Drinking Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Holy Fair (st. 30)

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What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.

Action Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Address to Unco Guild (st. 8)

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John Barleycorn was a hero bold, Of noble enterprise, For if you do but taste his blood, 'Twill make your courage rise, Twill make a man forget his wo; 'Twill heighten all his joy.

Wine and spirits Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: John Barleycorn

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Facts are cheels that winna ding, An' downs be disputed.

Opinion Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: A Dream

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What's a' your jargon o' your schools, Your Latin names for horns and stools; If honest nature made you fools.

Teaching Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Epistle to J.L. -----k

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It's guid to be merry and wise, It's guid to be honest and true, It's guid to support Caledonia's cause, And bide by the buff and the blue!

Scotland Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Here's a Health to Them that's Awa'

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Or were I in the wildest waste, Sae bleak and bare, sae bleak and bare, The desert were a paradise If thou wert there, if thou were there.

Paradise Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Oh! Wert Thou in the Cold Blast

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To liken them to your auld-warld squad, I must needs say comparisons are odd.

Comparisons Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Brigs of Ayr (l. 177)

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Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!

Drinking Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 105)

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And there begins a lang digression About the lords o' the creation.

Argument Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Twa Dogs

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Contented wi' little, and cantie wi' mair.

Content Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Contented wi' Little

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They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!

Prayer Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 6)

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Gars auld claes look amaist as weel's the new.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night

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His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar.

Apparel Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Twa Dogs

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Cursed be the man, the poorest wretch in life, The crouching vassal, to the tyrant wife, Who has no will but by her high permission; Who has not sixpence but in her possession; Who must to her his dear friend's secret tell; Who dreads a curtain lecture worse than hell. Were such the wife had fallen to my part, I'd break her spirit or I'd break her heart.

Matrimony Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: The Henpecked Husband

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Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.

Hope Quotes, by Robert Burns , Source: Cotter's Saturday Night (st. 16)

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